Southern New Mexico Beekeepers


Southern New Mexico Beekeepers

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Another petition

Here is another petition from Credo, I don’t see a conflict in signing two petitions, we sure could use the pressure.

My bees thank you!


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Swarm 7 Replies

A student told me this morning that there was a swarm around one of her trees yesterday afternoon, and they were still there this morning, and they settled on the tree a bit later. I'm too new to…Continue

Started by Gloria Villaverde. Last reply by Paul McCarty on Friday.

New Hive 1 Reply


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 10.

Pics of bees and Bloosoms


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher Apr 10.

Is tipping necessary? 2 Replies

I asked Rob a question today he didn't have an answer for so I'm putting it out to the group.I was asked by a potential land owning bee landlord if there was any honey in it for him? I really didn't…Continue

Started by Kenneth Lee Henderson. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 7.

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Comment by Paul McCarty on September 12, 2012 at 9:04pm

Well, I don't get home until 0930 Friday morning, so it will be around 11 or so.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 12, 2012 at 4:54pm

I am close if you need a hand, let me know what time you plan on doing it.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 12, 2012 at 4:38pm

Hello all, I will be moving a trap hive in Mayhill, more than likely on Friday, and will need a hand because it is high up and heavy. Any takers?

Comment by James H DAWDY on September 3, 2012 at 9:17pm

Checked mine and they have indeed built up a lot of comb (with feeding) and a fair amount of sealed honey.  Mine certainly can't be described as "packed", but the center of town in Deming hasn't got the best bee forage.  Think I need to move them out to some alfalfa fields.

Comment by Diana Calkins on September 2, 2012 at 5:34pm

Checked today and all is well.  Thanks Rob & Betsy!  Ours seem to be happily feeding on mustard weed, raspberries and wild sunflowers.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 2, 2012 at 5:14pm

Not sure what is in season right now, but last week some sort of flow turned on and my hives quit taking feed. Now they are packed with stores! You guys might want to check your hives if you haven't for a while.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 1, 2012 at 7:04pm

Yeah, I suppose you would be surrounded by the wilderness there. Still, it might work out. Usually bad traits do not show until the second generation virgin is superceded, from what I have learned.

Comment by Kevin Schwebel on September 1, 2012 at 6:45pm

Oh, yes, I got that...but I don't think they're any close enough. I'm not down in the valley, but on the east mesa.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 1, 2012 at 3:39pm

I just mentioned the commercial guys because that would mean your virgin queen would get a lot of their drone influence, as opposed to other possibly less desirable traits.

Comment by Kevin Schwebel on September 1, 2012 at 3:27pm

unless, of course, I find some wild ones that need a home.


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